Silversun Pickups @ The Vic Theatre

Silversun Pickups @ The Vic Theatre, Chicago IL

February seems like the time artists always come around to Chicago, and frankly I’m OK with that because there’s nothing else to do around that time. It’s been some years since I last saw Silversun Pickups and they are touring for their new album Physical Thrills which departs a bit in style from past albums … Read more

Coheed and Cambria @ The Sylvee

Coheed and Cambria @ The Sylvee, Madison WI 09/16/23

One of my favorite bands, Coheed and Cambria, are on the road again this year for their Neverender: No World For The Waking Mind (NWFTWM) tour. I had seen them sevearl times earlier on in their career but kind of drifted away with some of the new albums or just bad luck getting people to … Read more

mewithoutYou @ Thalia Hall

mewithoutYou @ Thalia Hall, Chicago IL on The "Farewell" Tour May 10, 2022

All good things must come to an end. Not even my favorite band mewithoutYou can escape that fate. At least in this case it’s a very soft goodbye as they open the “Farewell” Tour right here in Chicago at Thalia Hall with openers Tigers Jaw. Thalia Hall Originally built in 1892 and modeled after an … Read more

Russian Circles @ Lincoln Hall

Russian Circles – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL on April 10, 2022 – Blood Year tour

Picked up tickets to see Russian Circles at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL sometime back in October 2021. Shows were originally scheduled for January but due to an injury to someone in the band it got rescheduled for April 2022 and the two shows were combined into one. One silver lining is that COVID-19 infection/hospitalization … Read more

mewithoutYou @ X-Ray Arcade

mewithoutYou - X-Ray Arcade, Cudahy WI on January 10, 2022 - Brother Sister 15 and 16 Year Anniversary Tour

2022 also starting with back-to-back winter concerts. Also again it’s mewithoutYou (setlist here). Tonight it’s in Cudahy, Wisconsin at the X-Ray Arcade which itself is an interesting place that looks like a tiny dive from outside but has a relatively large music area inside that I didn’t expect. Crowd was packed shoulder-to-shoulder and while it’s … Read more

mewithoutYou @ Lincoln Hall

mewithoutYou - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL on January 9, 2022 - Brother Sister 15 and 16 Year Anniversary Tour

2022 getting started with some winter concert action at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, Illinois to see mewithoutYou. I bought the tickets back in October when the tour was announced being optimistic that COVID-19 wouldn’t ruin it and thankfully, other than the opener Unwed Sailor dropping off due to positive tests, the show went on (mostly) … Read more

mewithoutYou @ DREAMSTAGE

mewithoutYou - DREAMSTAGE show "Brother, Sister 15 Year Anniversary

The COVID-19 pandemic has presended many challenges in our lives the past several years. Surprisingly my favorite band mewithoutYou had two nights of “virtual” concerts in August 2021 at a time when normal concerts weren’t really possible in most places. I have to say I was skeptical that a live concert-like feeling could be streamed … Read more

mewithoutYou @ Concord Music Hall

Concord Music Hall - mewithoutYou

Was able to see my favorite band mewithoutYou again January 2020 at Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL during Thrice’s 15 year anniversary tour for the album “Vheissu”. Venue has a no camera policy so everything was taken in potato vision from my iPhone 8. Best photo was before the show during sound checks when … Read more

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Kartchner Caverns State Park - View outside the cavern entrance from afar

Weather once again killed any chance I had for hikes. The drive back from Tombstone to Benson switched between rain and sun depending which cloud was overhead at the time. It’s a flat drive with no danger like going up the mountains so I found it enjoyable to watch the drama unfold across the sky … Read more

Peninsula State Park – Eagle Bluff Lighthouse

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse

The rain has broken a bit but the wind is still ferocious. I decided to visit the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse next to give the trails a little more time to drain off, and to catch part of the historical tours. It had not hit me until seeing the pumpkins now that Halloween was approaching as … Read more